A business owner who was left stranded in Portugal for more than 36 hours due to a technical fault with a plane today said he will take legal action against an airline.
Mark Farman, 50, from Aberdeen, was among more than 100 passengers left stranded at Faro Airport following the issue.
Part of a 10-man group on a golfing holiday, Mark and three of his party decided to make their own way home via Ireland after he claims they were repeatedly “let down” by Thomson Airways.
They were initially set to fly to Aberdeen from the Portuguese gateway at 10.15am on Thursday on a flight chartered by the firm.
This was delayed and passengers were sent back and forth between the airport and hotels in sweltering conditions over the next day-and-a-half after further issues. At around 5pm on Friday, they were offered a flight to Manchester which left just after 10pm, with the promise of onward travel to Dyce by bus. But Mark decided to make his own way home.
He said: “I had no faith in Thomson as they had kept on letting us down. I’ll never travel with them again.”
Mark, who owns a structural fireproofing company said he missed an important meeting due to the delays.
He said he would be asking a lawyer to proceed with a claim against Thomson for money lost and compensation.
He said: “I’ll leave it in the hands of a solicitor.”